Monday, November 19, 2012

Guest Post Series: Jasmine in Brisbane, Australia

Next in our guest post series, I am honor to introduce you to Jasmine from Brisbane, Australia!  I found Jasmine's blog through clicking on another's friend's blog, and I was instantly taken by her photography and the candor she used in her writing.  I also think it's neat to have connections all around the world, so I started following her pretty quickly.

Today, Jasmine will show us around her city through her camera lens.  (Gosh, as if I didn't already want to visit Australia...)  Who wants to go?!

"A Tour of Brisbane"

by Jasmine

Brisbane City Hall

Hello, hello! I’m Jasmine from :: Lavender’s Green :: and I am so happy to tell you a bit about my home town while Lindsay is on her way back home. I live on the East Coast of Australia in a city called Brisbane, which is the capital city of Queensland, the sunshine state.

View of Brisbane City from the top of the Wheel of Brisbane

I moved to Brisbane when I was 10 and I love it here. It’s sunny almost all year ‘round (my perfect kind of weather) and has a fantastic laidback culture and vibe. Queensland is known for its gorgeous beaches and amazing theme parks. I love that I live so close to where other people from around Australia come for their Summer holidays.

Wheel of Brisbane

One of my favourite places to go is South Bank. South Bank is directly across the river from the city, it has cute cafes and boutiques as well as a man-made beach with a view of the city while you swim. On the weekend South Bank is full of handmade markets and street performers. It’s a great place to grab a bite to eat and soak up the atmosphere. South Bank is also home of the museum and art gallery, and the best part is, it’s only a stroll across the bridge back to the CBD.

View of Brisbane City from outside the Art Gallery

Bougainvillea at South Bank

View of Brisbane City from Mt Coot-tha

I think Brisbane is still a bit of an untapped gem. Most tourists come to Australia and immediately think of places like Sydney (and with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, who can blame them?), but Brisbane has so much to offer tourists from all around the world. An American musician who was touring Australia said to me last month that he loves Brisbane and how unique it is, because it’s the only place in Australia where you can walk amongst kangaroos and emus and pat them without the restriction of fences. He was talking about Lone Pine Sanctuary and it is a MUST see if you ever visit Brisbane.

Chilling with an emu at Lone Pine

A kangaroo at Lone Pine

I could waffle on about Brisbane, but I think I’ll leave it here. I hope you’ve enjoyed the mini tour of my city!

Feel free to let Jasmine know when you're coming to visit!  ^^
But really, you can comment here or head over to her blog at :: Lavender's Green :: to say hello.


  1. I've never really wanted to go to Australia... but now I do. Linja, you're on.

  2. Millie, are you for real? I had a CLUB of other young friends who had that destination as our life goal! :) Our club name got switched up a good deal (you know how fickle young girls can be), but a few of our ideas were "The Dingoes" and "The Eagle Eyes." I still have some of the sketches I made.

    Man, our Australia Christmas Banquet idea was so super fun for me! Did you now know how much I wanna go?

  3. I want to go too!

    That kangaroo is destined to be my friend.

  4. Love the photo of the wheel!

    And yeah, I don't think I've ever heard of Brisbane other than possibly in geography class. If I ever make it to Australia though, it will definitely be on my list of places to visit.

  5. Oh man, I have wanted to go to Australia basically my whole life! One of my life goals is to meet Jasmine in person. It'll happen. I have to see a kangaroo as well. I must!

  6. Thanks so much for having me, Lindsay!

    x Jasmine

  7. I want Brisbanes weather please Jasmine? However it is meant to be hot in Canberra for the next few months so that might keep me happy for a little while.


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